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6th Sep 2017, 12:56 AM
I'm curious if anyone has ever looked into possible script markers for TS3?

One of the features of University that really impressed me was the actual lecture at the student union, where your students would sit and take notes/ask questions while the professor lectures, uses the board, etc... But more so, how they were able to do scheduling. At a certain time, a certain group of people would show up at this location and do certain things.

Is this possible for us to dabble in? I'm not even suggesting modding or something of that sort. But just steal the script from University Life. I mean, is it from some sort of marker in buydebug that I overlooked?

I've created several churches. So far they're just graveyards and occasional visitors. But I was thinking it would be awesome if every Sunday at a certain time, I can get sims to come to this lot and sit in the pughs while a preacher use the podium to speak like the professor.

6th Sep 2017, 4:15 AM
Isn't this along similar lines to what Arsil's Generic Role Sim mod does with markers?

6th Sep 2017, 4:26 AM
Isn't this along similar lines to what Arsil's Generic Role Sim mod does with markers?

I have that mod but it is as the description said, "too generic." I have a custom role set in the church, a pastor, but all she does is walking around, play computer, and clean b/c she has the neat trait.

I'm wondering if it is possible to replicate the university lecture in non university worlds?

6th Sep 2017, 6:16 AM
I meant the marker as a starting point for someone to build upon.

I haven't much success in getting inactives to sit still and listen to an active sim delivering a whiteboard lecture outside of Uni, it always seems to be the "wrong" ones who randomly sometimes pay attention. I've tried a CC prisoner chair that straps them in place. It's adult content but really more just for show and it needs rig fixing as now the sims sit on the back of the chair instead of in it, all of which is amusing but not really the goal here. And I've served them coffee with Ani's Have Coffee With Me mod, no tables in the room so they have to sit somewhere, but then it just looks like they are sometimes paying attention to the speaker if they face in that direction while they really aren't. Getting an inactive or Role Sim to be the presenter is possibly even more complex.

Interesting idea though, I'd like to see what others have or can come up with.

Don Babilon
6th Sep 2017, 10:22 AM
I'm not too sure anymore but I think there's an event marker in buydebug that is also placed in the building where the lectures are being held. It's been a long time since I last visited the Uni world but I dimly remember that it was somewhere near the entrance or even within the door space.

Edit: I just logged into the game and the marker is to the right of the entrance of the Student Union building, but it seems to mainly function like the seasonal marker in that it allows you to set up different furnishing scenarios for regular days and the student welcome situation. Unfortunately nothing more sophisticated.

6th Sep 2017, 1:19 PM
I built a church for my little neighborhood. My sim is in the Vicar Career (https://simsinthewoods.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/mod-three-new-jobs-vicar-librarian-and-baker/), a custom career by Cinderellimouse, and I assigned him to work at my church so I have equipment for the Business career in it so I can use Zerbu's Ultimate Career Mod (http://nraas.wikispaces.com/Zerbu%27s+Ultimate+Careers+Mod). On Sunday he wasn't working of course, but I was controlling the pastor sim so I had him give a lecture at the podium and invited a bunch of sims to the lot using MasterController (http://nraas.wikispaces.com/MasterController) (I think the Cheats module is required?).

But I could NOT get any of them to sit down, and they would not watch the lecture. The animation for watching someone lecture at the podium when they're not at Uni has them standing up anyway, for goodness knows what reason so that would not have helped.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/685/32381759842_992bca9c69_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RksZ3b)

I had a little better luck upstairs with some of the sims watching the pastor present his 'bible study' on the whiteboard, but forgot to place Consort's Dress Code Sign (http://modthesims.info/d/477049) there so they switched back to everyday clothes.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/365/31722206113_f166d0e3b3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QkbAGa)

All in all the experience was a lot like herding cats. (Note: I did not turn off autonomy but if I ever try this again I will do that.)

6th Sep 2017, 2:56 PM
I don't know if that would achieve what you are looking for but ATS has some objects that were cloned (is that the term?) from the TV. With the sound off, it can look like sims are sitting and paying attention to the person on the podium.


6th Sep 2017, 5:10 PM
One of our members (littlelambsy) at NRaas came up with this solution:

Ani's mod, "Have Coffee with Me" mod makes people sit down and drink coffee while a speaker is speaking on the podium. Just have one sim serve a few trays of coffee, then click on the outer rim of the tray and call sims for coffee. Or, another way would be to make a few trays of coffee and right click on each of the visitors (needs Selector Mod) and direct them to grab a cup of coffee. That's how I do it.

Also, forgot to mention, make sure the doors are locked to the room you're in or sims will wander all over the building with their coffee, especially if there are tables and seating in other rooms.

7th Sep 2017, 12:30 AM
I'm actually more about asking how to get certain sims to arrive on a certain lot at a certain time. Like university sims would be called to the student union lecture hall once a week. I guess this would fall more under careers since university majors etc... are simply a type of career. Ha, imagine if you can set the lecture script to a trait instead of a major. Then every sim with say a "religious" trait will be called to the graveyard once a week on Sundays at a certain time, like the students to the student union, and called to sit there and an assigned sim can be called like the professor to lecture. But I guess this is going too far. I was hoping it was a marker or some minor script editing, such as the editing to make ITF tram work on regular worlds.

Ghost sdoj
8th Sep 2017, 1:25 AM
I don't suppose there are any coffee trays with coffee cups that look like those little communion cups?

Not that it would help me any, because I don't have UNI so I don't have the podiums either.

15th Sep 2017, 5:13 AM
You might be interested in this: https://simsinthewoods.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/mod-three-new-jobs-vicar-librarian-and-baker/